The Kitchen Garden

The Kitchen Garden
17 York Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, West Midlands, B14 7SA
  • Telephone 0121 443 4725
  • Opening times Mon–Wed 9am–5pm; Thu–Sat 9am–11pm; Sun 10am–4pm.
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Kitchen Garden

The Kitchen Garden Café is a tranquil oasis in the heart of Kings Heath’s busy shopping centre, combining a garden shop, café, deli and meeting room surrounding an old blue brick courtyard.

At the licensed Café you’ll find a variety of delicious and wholesome things to eat, all freshly made right here, including an A la Carte Menu on Thursday to Saturday evenings and Sunday lunch. We have a separate children’s menu and small play area.

We try to use the best seasonal, local and fairly-traded produce, including organics where we can, to ensure that the cooking retains all the real flavour of good food.

There’s also a Deli where you can purchase organic, fair-trade and locally sourced food to take home, including organic wines, beers & spirits, plus jams and preserves made in our own kitchen.

You can hire our meeting room or even the whole café for your meetings, celebrations and events. We can supply hot and cold buffets to suit a range of budgets.

We also host live music, comedy and poetry including regular events such as Laughing Cows (all female comedy nights), The Retort Cabaret Show (an eclectic mix of music, comedy, poetry and alternative cabaret). Storytelling Café (bringing storytelling back to adult audiences) and Poetry Bites.

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Amanda Pearcy And Lynne Hanson

A fantastic double bill of Americana with Lynne Hansen and The Good Intentions and Amanda Pearcy, both fresh from the Maverick Festival. Amanda Pearcy's music is rooted in in her hardscrabble history, authentically grounded in her earthy, soulful voice. Testifying to her southeast Texas upbringing, and her resilience…

Anna And Elizabeth

Elizabeth Laprelle is one of the most sought-after ballad singers of her generation and Anna Gevalt-Roberts a mesmerizing, talented multi-instrumentalist (fiddle, banjo and guitar) and singer, both sharing a desire to inspire people with the beautiful soul of Appalachian roots music. Together they bring a captivating mix…

Mon 15 Aug

Boo Hewerdine Plus Dan Whitehouse

Boo Hewerdine: Swimming in Mercury Tour with special guest Dan Whitehouse. Two acclaimed English songwriters and label mates touring together for the first time, both with new albums. Boo Hewerdine is well known as one of the greatest (and busiest) songwriter/performers in the business. His latest album Swimming in…

Wed 5 Oct

Boo Hewerdine: Swimming In Mercury Tour

Boo Hewerdine and his special guest Dan Whitehouse are two acclaimed English songwriters and label mates touring together for the first time, both with new albums. Boo Hewerdine is well known as one of the greatest (and busiest) songwriter/performers in the business. His latest album Swimming in Mercury is released in…

Bournville Graduates Summer Concert

Bournville Graduates Summer Concert: From Major to Minor. This talented A Cappella Chamber Choir from South Birmingham present their eclectic mix of songs to entertain you on a summer evening……from humourous Gilbert and Sullivan arrangements to modern heart breakingly romantic classical songs, via folksong arrangements…

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Charlie Parr

An easily confused and very shy individual, Charlie Parr has been traveling around singing his songs ever since leaving Austin Minnesota in the 1980's in search of Spider John Koerner, whom he found about 100 miles north at the Viking Bar one Sunday night. The experience changed his life, made him more or less…

Tue 9 Aug

£13.20 / 0121 443 4725

Dysmortal Life

Dysmortal Life is a 1 Woman Show - autobiographical with original songs. Writer David Hale. Director Lorna Laidlaw (Mrs Tembe in Doctors). Delyth Law started off as a barefooted hippy teenager mortified when her father appeared on national television playing his guitar in the nude. Thirty years later she's having…

Sun 5 Jun

£8.80 / 0121 443 4725

An Evening With Hafdis Huld

The fabulous Hafdis Huld returns to the Kitchen Garden Café for one of only three UK shows this summer, alongside long-time musical collaborator Alisdair Wright. Expect songs full of vivid images and catchy hooks delivered with quick-fire humour and buckets full of Icelandic charm. I love her voice and I love her. (Mark…

Mon 13 Jun

Hannah Aldridge

27 year old Hannah Aldridge is steeped in the music of both Nashville and Muscle Shoals, the two cities she was raised in by her father Walt, a Muscle Shoals legend as a songwriter, musician and producer. Hannah's music is a sonic treat, with elements of country, pop, blues, Americana and a rock 'n' roll swagger. In…

Sun 12 Jun

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Unamplified monthly performance arts space, open to musicians, poets, storytellers, visual artists and their audience.

Mon 6 Jun

£5.50 some concessions / 0121 443 4725

Hillfolk Noir

Hillfolk Noir have built themselves a huge Stateside following playing what has been described as music filtered through a country-tinged, swampy-swingin', hillbilly-delta-blues-ragtime word machine. BBC presenter Bob Harris is a fan and has described the trio's music as amazing. Working out of Boise, Idaho, they have…

Thu 14 Jul

£11 / 0121 443 4725

Horatio's Hamlet (8.30pm Performance)

Edmund Caird and Lorna Meehan in Remember Me: Horatio's Hamlet You're still here. Haunting me. Every night I dream about you A cast of two. A stage full of characters. A suitcase full of mysteries. A grieving Horatio tries to unlock the mystery of his friend's devastating demise by enlisting an actor to help tell his…

Jane Siberry

Iconic and enigmatic; Jane Siberry is one of the world's most unique and gifted singer/songwriters. Blessed with a sincere integrity and emotional depth, her work has spanned 3 decades, with the release of 14 studio albums and performances on concert stages around the world. Her 1985 album The Speckless Sky was a huge…

Sun 25 Sep

£19.25 / 0121 443 4725

Joanna Eden, Joni & Me

A musically sumptuous and heart-felt tribute from one singer-songwriter and mentor to another. Singer/songwriter and mentor to Sam Smith, Joanna Eden celebrates the music of her hero Joni Mitchell. With heartfelt reflections on the life of a songwriting pioneer and how they've inspired her own songs, Eden is joined by…

Sun 31 Jul

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Joel Savoy, Jesse Lege And Cajun Country Revival

Spanning generations the Cajun Country Revival is a veritable supergroup of American roots musicians. Comprised of Cajun musicians Jesse Lége and Joel Savoy and two members of Portland Oregon's Foghorn Stringband, this group presents a music that seems to embody all of the things that make life wonderful. Together…

Jonathon Byrd

Jonathon Byrd is one of the top 50 songwriters of the last 50 years, says Rich Warren of WFMT in the Chicago Tribune. Scott Alarik of the Boston Globe says, This rootsy North Carolinian may be the most buzzed-about new songwriter in folkdom. He displays John Prine's gift for stark little songs that tell big, complex…

Wed 29 Jun

£13.75 / 0121 443 4725

Keith James. Unicef Concerts. The Music Of Yusuf - Cat Stevens

Proceeds and audience donations from this tour of concerts will go to the UNICEF UK Syrian Children's appeal. The amassed body of music from this hugely popular and sincerely adored singer/songwriter made for a collection of 'must have' records across a whole generation. Tea for the Tillerman and Teaser and the Firecat…

The Knees Up Band And Friends

From 1974-1976 The Knees Up Band played rather too fast and very silly skiffle around the West Midlands, especially Moseley and Kings Heath. They appeared on the same bills (if not actually in the same rooms) as the Kursaal Flyers and Nobel Prize winning poet Seamus Heaney and even played Birmingham Town Hall. A chance…

Sun 19 Jun

Kris Drever & Ian Carr

Kris Drever (Lau) and Ian Carr are two of the finest and most influential, in demand acoustic guitarists in the world today. The exceptionally talented duo have collaborated in several other line ups (such as with Kate Rusby and Eddi Reader). Touring as a duo for the first time, these shows offer an opportunity to hear…

Fri 26 Aug

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The Lady A Tribute To Sandy Denny

Sandy Denny was one of the UK's foremost Singer/Songwriters and said to be the founder of the British folk rock movement. Her brief career spanning just thirteen years - she left a legacy of beautiful, haunting original compositions and traditional material. The Julie July Band will perform songs from her solo career…

Layla Tutt (the Phlox Of Pink) And Special Guests

A Summer Solstice Celebration at The Kitchen Garden Café. Layla Tutt is one third of Birmingham based three-piece 'The Phlox of Pink'. Inspired by Old Grey Whistle tests, Woodstock festivals, Zeppelin, Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, Thin Lizzy & CSNY, she is a skilful songstress, fashioning tunes to groove to, tunes to move…

Leroy Stagger

Born in Victoria, British Columbia and raised on a little island on the very west coast of Canada, Stagger spent most of his youth with his grandparents who exposed him to the world of country music. Developing his musical drive early on, Stagger formed his first punk rock band at age 18. Songwriting came shortly after…

Mon 30 May

£11 / 0121 443 4725

Ma Polaine's Great Decline

The guitar and accordion duo performs blues and soul-tinged jazz with a heavy, Gothic vibe.

Tue 14 Jun


Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson, aka Stu & Debbie Hanna, draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. Expect exquisite musicianship, soaring harmonies & driving Mandola's. 'Simply Brilliant' (The…

Tue 20 Sep

£14.30 / 0121 443 4725

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Michele Stodart (the Magic Numbers) 'pieces' Tour

Over a decade since The Magic Numbers landed in the top ten with their double-platinum-selling debut album, Michele Stodart has taken temporary leave of the band she formed with her brother Romeo, to release her second solo album 'Pieces' out 8th July 2016 on One Little Indian Records. Released four years after her…

Monster Ceilidh Band

Monster Ceilidh Band present Monster Ceilidh Sound System their electrofolk spectacular with award winning talents of accordionist Amy Thatcher and violinist Shona Mooney. Their powerful and uncompromising approach has brought them to the attention of many major Festivals from Cambridge to Bestival and to audiences across…

Sun 29 May

My Comedy

June's show features Bethany Black (Something quite special and unique - Time Out), who besides appearing in BBC's Dr Who and Channel 4's Cucumber, is also a damn fine comedian. Also appearing will be the Black Country's very own Susan Murray (A feisty comedy fireball of fun - Time Out) and Polari favourite, VG Lee (VG…

Wed 10 Aug

£8.80 / 0121 443 4725

My Comedy (zoe Lyons: Edinburgh Preview - Little Misfit)

Zoe Lyons: Edinburgh Preview - Little Misfit Comedians' comedian Zoe Lyons previews her latest Edinburgh show, Little Misfit. Zoe is returning to the Fringe with a brand new show for 2016 after a year that has seen her appear on Live at the Apollo (BBC2), The John Bishop Show (BBC1) and win the Chortle Best comic award.

Nashville In The Round

A taste of Nashville comes to the UK in September 2016. Nashville in the Round will comprise three Nashville resident and wonderful female voices performing together and individually whilst supporting each other. An evening in the style of the Nashville's famous Bluebird Café as Sarah Darling, Jenn Bostic and Kyshona…

Mon 12 Sep

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Reg Meuross: Unsung Hero Tour

Award winning Reg Meuross was introduced onto the stage of the Albert Hall by Mike Harding as "one of this country's finest singer songwriters. He is a true modern troubadour, representing contemporary English folk writing at it's best. He captivates audiences with his beautiful tenor voice, winning Best Male Vocalist…

Sun 11 Sep

Robin And Bina Williamson: Songs Stories And Music

Robin and Bina Williamson perform original and traditional, magical and mystical songs stories and music. Robin is legendary world wide as musician, writer and storyteller. He has forefronted many genres over his 50.year career. Bina is a gifted singer songwriter writer multi instrumentalist in her own right. She has a…

Seth Faergolzia's Multibird

Multibird is the brand new project by New York's Seth Faergolzia (Dufus). Seth is well known for subtly harmonic, experimental lyricism, dynamic song structures, and whip-crack-acrobatic vocals. Celebrated as a vibrant example of what happens when a musician turns a genre like folk upside down and inside out, over time…

Tue 19 Jul

Simply Dylan

No frills, no gimmicks, no pretence Simply Dylan is John O'Connell's interpretation of one of the world's most prodigious songwriters, Bob Dylan. Exploring his diverse work the band endeavour to bring Dylan's lyrical content and storytelling alive. Since 2011 Simply Dylan have sold out the Cavern Club seven times and…

Sun 26 Jun

£13.20 / 0121 443 4725

Storytelling Cafe

Sweeping the Stories Home, An Open Mic Event with a difference. It's that time of year again at Storytelling Cafe when we sweep up after another excellent year of storytelling. What a fab time we've all had what with our guest tellers, their stories and our audiences. However, before leaving for our summer break, we've…

Wed 15 Jun

£7.70 / 0121 443 4725

Sultans Of String

JUNO (Canada's Grammy) nominees and SiriusXM winners Sultans of String create Energetic and exciting music from a band with talent to burn! (Maverick Magazine, UK). Thrilling audiences with their genre-hopping passport of Celtic reels, Flamenco, Gypsy-jazz, Arabic, and South Asian rhythms, fiery violin dances with kinetic…

Mon 27 Jun

Tir Na Nog

Leo O'Kelly & Sonny Condell and are two of the most original and influential songwriters and performers Ireland has ever produced. Their guitars wind and mesh gorgeously together, their voices likewise; nor can they be separated for the quality of their songwriting which is as good as anything Ireland's produced in…

Tue 7 Jun

£13.20 / 0121 443 4725

Tracey K. Houston

Country/rockabilly artist, Tracey K. Houston, is based in Nashville, TN, with 5 studio albums, several hit singles, videos, and her own PBS TV Special. She has toured throughout the USA, Canada, and UK/Europe. She hails from Western Canada where her musical background was traditional country and 50s rockabilly, with…

Sun 17 Jul

The Urban Pioneers

Mix one part Texas fiddle and one part Tennessee banjo, add doghouse bass and a splash of guitar and you have one heck of a powerful punch called The Urban Pioneers. This string band hammers out a variety of original songs that encompass old time hillbilly music, western swing, rockabilly, and even a few gypsy type songs…

Mon 18 Jul

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